The new 1.5m state-of-the art facility in Jervis Street has recently been opened. The project was funded by the Department of Education with some 40K raised by the YMCA
With a superb sports hall and fully fitted kitchen on an industrial size, the new centre also has meeting spaces, arts and craft spaces and other rooms which can be screened off or opened up to cater for various events.
The entire centre is disability friendly and has a large outdoor hard landscaped space with a gas fire pit built in and raised planter beds.
The modern exterior finish was achieved by using Swisspearl fibre cement cladding panels. At Swiss Facades we worked closely with both the architect and the main contractors Bavan. Our aim was to bring the board to site pre-cut with minimal wastage and cutting, therefore not bringing unnecessary waste material to site and to reduce the spread of dust. Overall the wastage was only 5%. The panels were cut in the factory in Switzerland and delivered directly to site, where they were expertly installed by the contractors skilled joiners.
The colour chosen Carat 7020 comes with a high resistance coating as standard. The colour durability of the material means the appearance is stable for a long time, this ensures by using a high tech coating that it gives outstanding weather resistance and excellent protection against staining. The panels are also fire resistance and have a fire classification of A2 S1 d0.